At the Mobile World Congress this year, the Chinese multinational did not just launch a new smart phone, but showed what a smart phone can do: drive an autonomous car. With its flagship product, the Mate 10 Pro, Huawei demonstrated what artificial intelligence can do. The phone is attached to the windshield and connected via USB to a video camera set on the car’s roof. Mate 10 detects the obstacles, interprets them and compares them with a library of thousands of pictures and sends commands to the car to steer left, right or slam its brakes.
Once the obstacle is detected, the Mate 10 NPU (Neural Processing Unit), which is able to process over 2.000 images per minute, recognizes the image and sends wireless instructions to a unit located in the trunk, and from here, to the car parts.
This represents another step forward in the world of autonomous driving. What will be next?